Yesterday morning, for the second time, I voted from my new address in the suburbs, after many years of voting in Chicago. It's pretty much the same experience out here as it was in the city, except out here they have good parking.I only had to stand in line a minute or two before giving my name to one of the election judges, who looked me up on the computer and printed out … [Read more...] about A Chicago-esque Voting Moment in the ‘Burbs
If I'm following the story correctly, California Representative Devin Nunes, a Republican who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, has prepared a 4-page memo which purports that the FBI lied in some way to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to get permission to wiretap a Trump aide who was supposedly talking to the Russians. Democrats are arguing … [Read more...] about Show Me the Memo! Or GTFO!
I gotta say, it hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be.Last year about this time I was concerned about four major policy areas where I thought Trump could ruin things. He's been active in all of them, but as I suggested, he's done the most damage in the area where he has the most direct control: Immigration. Trump's attempt at a Muslim ban fell apart pretty quickly … [Read more...] about The First Year of President Trump
Ever since her speech at the Golden Globes, people have been floating the idea of Oprah Winfrey for President. This is, of course, a silly idea. Or it would have been, before Trump. Oprah, like Trump, has no experience in government. Like Trump, Oprah is a celebrity who has had considerable success at business. And like Trump, Oprah embraces junk science. If not for the example … [Read more...] about Oprah For President?
On the Reuters news wire, Dan Levine reports on the breakdown of a gentleman's agreement between state Attorneys General not to target each other in elections: For years the national political organizations of both Democratic and Republican state attorneys general observed an agreement not to target the other party's incumbent office-holders in elections.That hands-off … [Read more...] about The AG Cartel Breaks Down